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Encyclopedia > John McTiernan
John Campbell McTiernan, Jr.
Born January 8, 1951 (1951-01-08) (age 56)
Albany, New York, U.S.
Occupation film director and producer

John Campbell McTiernan, Jr. (born January 8, 1951) is an American movie director, best known for his action films. He was born in Albany, New York and was an M.F.A. graduate of the AFI Conservatory. Most action cinema fans agree that the director's best works have been Predator, Die Hard, and The Hunt for Red October. McTiernan directed these three films back-to-back. He was once discussed as being involved in a fourth Die Hard movie, but the producers stated in early 2006 that they were pursuing a new director, who eventually was announced to be Len Wiseman. is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Albany. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... This article is about motion pictures. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... For other uses, see Albany. ... American Film Institute Campus. ... Predator is a 1987 science fiction, action and horror film directed by John McTiernan and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers and Jesse Ventura. ... This article is about the 1988 action film. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... This article is about the 1988 action film. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Partial filmography

Movies directed by McTiernan include:

This movie was written and directed by John McTiernan. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Predator is a 1987 science fiction, action and horror film directed by John McTiernan and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers and Jesse Ventura. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the 1988 action film. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... The Hunt for Red October was a 1990 film based on the best-selling novel of the same name. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Medicine Man is an American film, released in 1992 and directed by John McTiernan. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Last Action Hero is a 1993 action comedy directed by John McTiernan. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Die Hard with a Vengeance (also known as Die Hard 3), is the third film in the Die Hard series starring Bruce Willis as policeman John McClane, released in 1995. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The 13th Warrior is a 1999 action film based on Michael Crichtons novel Eaters of the Dead, directed by John McTiernan and an uncredited Crichton, and starring Antonio Banderas as Ahmad ibn Fadlan and Vladimir Kulich as Buliwyf (Beowulf). ... This article is about the year. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... This article is about the year. ... Rollerball is a 2002 remake of the 1975 science fiction film of the same name. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Basic is a 2003 action/mystery film directed by John McTiernan. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Run is a 1991 action movie directed by Geoff Burrowes and starring Patrick Dempsey and Kelly Preston. ... Look up TBA in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up TBA in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Criminal proceedings and related civil lawsuit

On April 3, 2006, McTiernan was charged in federal court with lying to the FBI during an interview in the wiretapping investigation involving Anthony Pellicano. He was arraigned and pleaded guilty on April 17, 2006, and is the 14th person charged in this case. is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a federal criminal investigative, intelligence agency, and the primary investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ... Anthony Pellicano (born March 22, 1944, in Chicago, Illinois) is a former high-profile Los Angeles private investigator who recently served a sentence in federal prison for illegal possession of explosives, and who was arrested on February 4, 2006, on unlawful wiretapping and racketeering charges. ... is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


McTiernan was charged with an information, rather than in grand jury indictment, which means he waived his right to an indictment and suggests he may have reached either a prior plea agreement with prosecutors or some sort of cooperating agreement.[1] In the American common law legal system, a grand jury is a type of jury which determines if there is enough evidence for a trial. ...


McTiernan will be sentenced on July 31, 2006, and faces a maximum of five years in federal prison. Under federal sentencing guidelines, he more likely will receive six months or less, plus three years probation and a $250,000 fine.[2] is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


On July 3, 2006, McTiernan's former wife, producer Donna Dubrow, filed suit against him for invasion of privacy and other claims, arising from his hiring Pellicano to wiretap her telephone illegally.[3][4][5][6] is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Invasion of privacy is a legal term essentially defined as a violation of the right to be left alone. ...


On September 24, 2007, McTiernan's bid to have his guilty plea withdrawn was denied by Federal District Judge Dale S. Fischer. She sentenced McTiernan to four months in prison for lying about his relationship with Pelicano. Through his lawyers, McTiernan asked for no jail time as his ranch in Wyoming would suffer from his absence. The judge said she found his arguments “completely lacking in credibility.” She noted that the ranch had easily survived his multi-year absences to make films. She further found his assertions that his desire to make a patriotic film and his previous refusal to film stories that cast FBI agents in a bad light as reasons for him not to receive jail time as specious. He must surrender by January 15, 2008. His lawyers have stated he will appeal his conviction. [7] is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


External links

  • John McTiernan at the Internet Movie Database
  • "Filmmaker Says He Lied in FBI Probe" The Los Angeles Times, April 18, 2006.
  • "Links Between Pellicano, Director Come Into Focus" The Los Angeles Times, April 5, 2006.
  • "Pellicano Inquiry Expands to Snare Director of 'Predator'" The Los Angeles Times, April 4, 2006.
  • "Film Director Accused of Lying to FBI in Pellicano Scandal" The LA Weekly, April 3, 2006.

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